While the Vice News-HBO deal may have expired in June, Vice News Tonight will continue live on.
The award-winning nightly newscast, which is set to conclude its run on HBO in September, will head to Viceland, the millennial-focused ad-supported cabler co-owned by Vice and A+E Networks.
Vice News Tonight on Viceland will be guided by Vice’s newly-installed global news and entertainment chief Jesse Angelo, who was given the role by Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc following the exit of Josh Tyrangiel.
The nightly newscast will now air on Viceland in prime time, as opposed to the 7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesdays-Fridays time slot it held during its run on HBO.
It remains to be seen which specific slot the new incarnation of Vice News Tonight will air in, and how closely it will resemble the original newscast. However, Angelo did say in a note to staff that the newscast “will be the daily prime time flagship show for the network and will be joined by companion shows in development now around the expertise of this [Vice News] team.”
Vice News Tonight garnered three Peabody awards and received the most News & Documentary Emmy nominations of any nightly newscast for back to back years, including nine Emmy nominations in 2018 and an impressive 18 nominations in 2019.
Vice News Tonight is perhaps best known for the critically-acclaimed story from August 2017, Charlottesville: Race & Terror, where Vice News journalist Elle Reeve and her team follow a white supremacist who was protesting the removal of Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, Va.
Vice News Tonight on HBO launched on October 10, 2016, with then-Vice CEO Shane Smith interviewing former Speaker of the House John Boehner for the premiere.
Deadline was first to report the news that VNT would be heading to Viceland.